A message from Laura Fitzpatrick:
We hope you can join us for a free Chopin concert happening this Friday, September 25th, in Mazzoleni Hall at 7pm!
This event will feature 2 young pianists, Tony Yike Yang and Annie Zhou, who will be representing Canada in the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, next month. Dr. Janet Lopinski, Artistic Director of the Canadian Chopin Society, will be introducing the performers and providing some background about the competition. Tony and Annie will then showcase some of the repertoire they have prepared for this exciting event. I have included the biographies of the performers below:
Tony Yike Yang is currently is a pupil of Julian Martin at the Juilliard School of Music, and also receives mentorship from Dang Thai Son. His recent successes include winning the Thomas and Evon Cooper International Piano Competition in Oberlin and finishing second in the Canadian Chopin Competition. He is also a prize-winner of the Bösendorfer and Yamaha Competition at Arizona State University and of the Hilton Head and Salt Lake City competitions. He has performed with the Cleveland and Hilton Head orchestras, the Toronto Sinfonietta and the orchestra of the Royal Academy of Music. He has taken part in numerous radio and television programmes (incl. Global TV). He is a former student of The Royal Conservatory Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists.
Annie Zhou is a student of Marietta Orlov at The Royal Conservatory Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. She has won first prizes at the 9th Moscow International Chopin Competition and the 13th Ettlingen International Competition. Since making her orchestral debut at age eight, she has collaborated with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, and the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia. As a chamber musician, she has played with the Fine Arts Quartet and at the Montreal Chamber Music Festival. She has performed in Canada, the US (incl. Carnegie Hall), Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Liechtenstein, and China. In 2013, she was selected as a CBC Next! Artist.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Public Programs Manager
the royal conservatory
TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning
273 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1W2